Show Preview | Invitational Art Show & Sale

Klamath Falls, OR
Favell Museum, September 26-October 24

Xiaogang Zhu, Gig Harbor, oil, 14 x 18.

Xiaogang Zhu, Gig Harbor, oil, 14 x 18.

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This month the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show & Sale celebrates its third year and runs from September 26 until October 24. Showcasing 32 West Coast artists hailing from Portland to San Francisco, the show kicks off with a weekend of events including opening receptions on Saturday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, September 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. There are also special pre-ticketed events on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. All participating artists are in attendance on opening weekend, and guests can see art demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, listen to live music, and more.

For nearly four decades, the Favell Museum has been home to Gene Favell’s collection of western and cowboy art—from the likes of Charles M. Russell and John Clymer—and held numerous western-themed exhibitions. But this show focuses on a more contemporary feel with a variety of styles and genres. “We have a nice collection of some of the best cowboy artists in the museum, and for years people got used to coming to a show that was very western and cowboy in nature,” says executive director Janann Loetscher. “But we want people to know that this is not that show, and there’s a lot of variety. We feature contemporary representational art in oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic, as well as bronze and wood sculpture.”

Participating artists this year include Mike Bryant, Danae Bennett Miller, Dawn Emerson, Eric Jacobsen, Fran Kievet, Jim McVicker, Ken Roth, Stefan Savides, Stock Schlueter, Nancy 
Wagstaff, and Xiaogang Zhu. Artists display four to six works each, with many smaller works available to encourage younger and newer collectors to purchase their first pieces of art. Patrons will find an assortment of works in still-life, landscape, wildlife, and figurative genres and in many varying styles to please nearly all artistic tastes. 
Loetscher adds, “There’s a little something for everybody.” —Joe Kovack

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